Book Launch with Emily Wortman-Wunder

Join us for a book launch celebration with Emily Wortman-Wunder for her new book Not a Thing to Comfort You.

About the Author: Emily Wortman-Wunder is an essayist and fiction writer, with recent work in the Kenyon Review, Creative Nonfiction, Nimrod, High Country News, and elsewhere. Her work explores the emotional resonance of place by drawing on history, ecology, landscape art, and folklore. Not a Thing to Comfort You is her first book.

About the Book: From a lightning death on an isolated peak to the intrigues of a small town orchestra, the glimmering stories in this debut collection explore how nature damaged, fierce, and unpredictable worms its way into our lives. Here moths steal babies, a creek seduces a lonely suburban mother, and the priorities of a passionate conservationist are thrown into confusion after the death of her son. Over and over, the natural world reveals itself to be unknowable, especially to the people who study it most. In the words of a wildlife biologist, “You can take all of your measurements but I don’t think they ever really tell you about what you need to know about the forest.”

Event date: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Not a Thing to Comfort You (Iowa Short Fiction Award) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609386818
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University Of Iowa Press - October 15th, 2019